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The top 5 songs from 'Galavant'

One of the most tragic casualties of the 2016 television-series cancellation apocalypse was a campy little show that never took itself too seriously, but always had loads of fun in each episode: Galavant. Through two seasons, the cast of Galavant sang and danced their way through some ridiculously hilarious adventures, made all the more funny by the superb songs, scored by Christopher Lennertz and composed by Alan Menken. There is no doubt that without Lennertz and Menken, Galavant would simply have been a hollow and silly attempt to spoof Game of Thrones (still, the show sneaked some well-timed Thrones homages in for good measure from time to time). Without further ado, we present the five best songs from Galavant.
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'Selfie' recap: On trying (and failing) to make friends

Starting to watch a show that you already know has been canceled — and I’m not talking after-a-solid-five-season-run canceled, but wow-the-network-really-bailed-on-that-fast canceled — is like expiration dating. Your time together might be beautiful, but it’s guaranteed to be brief, and you might just be setting yourself up for heartbreak. This series will be dedicated to watching these shows with fresh eyes and an open, breakable heart — starting with ABC’s gone-too-soon rom-com Selfie.

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “A Little Yelp from My Friends” | Aired Oct 14, 2014

What I think I really love about Selfie is that, at its core, it’s about a truly honest attempt at self-betterment. Sure, Eliza might be a little vapid or flaky at times, but she is sincere in her desire to be a better person (or at least, a person she will like more — she isn’t actually a “bad” person to begin with).

Even though I maintain that she isn’t a “bad” person, Eliza does have some tendencies that are less-than-ideal — like her habit of retreating from situations that make her uncomfortable by spacing out or focusing on herself or other distractions, like social media. Episode three, the hilariously-titled, “A Little Yelp from My Friends,” starts with such a moment. During a meeting at work, Eliza’s called out for not knowing her coworkers or paying attention to anyone or anything other than herself and her cell phone. It’s an embarrassing callout, but it acts as a call to action for Eliza: She wants to get to know people.Read More

The top 5 cartoon theme songs from the '90s

The ’90s were a boon to the creativity that we see from millennial filmmakers and storytellers. Looking back on that era is always good for some nostalgia, and it’s also a reminder of where the roots of many of today’s best shows and movies lie. Cartoons of the ’90s seem to be particularly influential on this generation of storytellers, because many of us were kids at the time. Needless to say, the theme songs to these shows have a special place in our hearts, and instantly take us back to simpler times.

Here are my picks for the top 5 cartoon theme songs from the ’90s.

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New Girl

Catching up with 'New Girl'

A new year of New Girl is fast approaching, and for those of you who may need a little reminder of what’s going on with our favorite loftmates, here’s a cheat sheet to help you fast-forward through season 5 before the season 6 debut on Tuesday, September 20.

Episode 5, “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt”
When Nick’s cousin Bob and his wife Carol come to town for a visit, it can only mean one thing: They need something. In this particular case, they need some Miller sperm because Bob’s boys aren’t strong swimmers. Insert wackiness here! We also see Winston and CeCe bond over buying CeCe’s wedding dress. Life hack: Never get drunk before purchasing a bridal gown. You may walk out with something the rich people from District 1 wear in The Hunger GamesRead More


'Blindspot' season 2 means more for Sullivan Stapleton

We’re three weeks away from more Blindspot, and the most exciting aspect of season 2 for me isn’t finding out who Jane Doe is, but finding out what Sullivan Stapleton is going to do next.

Blindspot is as much Kurt Weller’s story as it is Jane’s. His world got ripped apart just like hers did, maybe even more so, because he had memories that shattered and truths that were destroyed. Weller was doing just fine kicking behind at the FBI and occasionally being adorable with his nephew before he was pulled into that hallway to see a total stranger with his name inked on her back. Then it all crashed and burned.

And then the entire world got to see how talented an actor Sullivan Stapleton really is. Up until this point, unless you were one of the devoted fans of Strike Back or saw a great Australian film called Animal Kingdom, you may not have noticed. But there’s no doubt now. Not now that NBC gave him a national network-television stage. And Martin Gero and the Blindspot writing team handed him material so rich and so compelling that he could really sink his teeth into it. He got these great opportunities, week after week, and so we had no choice but to watch again and again as he just hammered them home.

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Showdown: '30 Rock' vs. 'Parks and Recreation'

30 Rock and Parks and Recreation have a lot in common. They’re both NBC sitcoms. They both feature a member of America’s most popular comedy duo — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — in the lead role. They both ran for seven seasons, and they both scored solid but not spectacular ratings. And they were both very, very funny.

I love 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, but like any parent, I have a favorite. Let’s do some comparing and contrasting to find out which show has rightfully earned just a little bit more of my love.

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The top 5 episodes of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

While many comedies on air come from big-name studios or networks or well-known producers, what is arguably one of the best comedy TV shows right now — It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — was developed by a group of friends. Originally a short-film idea conceived by Glenn Howerton (Dennis) and Rob McElhenney (Mac), the show was eventually developed into a TV series for FX. By season 2, Danny DeVito joined the show, which was well on its way to becoming a massive success.

Now that It’s Always Sunny has gone through 11 seasons, there are over 100 episodes of the show that have aired. While there are very few (if any) bad episodes, there are a handful that stand out from the rest, so let’s go ahead and take a look at our five favorite episodes of the FX series.

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Soap trek: Top 5 classic ‘Star Trek’ guest stars who went on to soaps

The original Lieutenant Uhura herself, actress Nichelle Nichols, will appear on the 11,000th episode of The Young & the Restless on September 1, 2016.

But turnabout (intruder; bonus points if you get the ultra-geeky reference) is fair play. Keep reading for a list of our top 5 favorite original Star Trek guest stars who went on to play meaningful roles on soaps.

Michael Zaslow
Before he was the dastardly Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light — he who died several times (including once by falling off a massive cliff) before it finally stuck, the late Michael Zaslow had the distinction of being the first character killed off in the first episode of Star Trek — even without wearing a red shirt! (Technically, The Man Trap was not the first Star Trek episode filmed, but it was the first episode aired on NBC in 1966). Lieutenant He-Was-Expendable was done in by a creepy salt-sucking monster that passed itself off as a beautiful young woman. That was Roger’s weakness, too …. (Watch Zaslow in blue-shirted action as part of his tribute, below.)

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‘The Fosters’ fan recap: Movin’ on up

Season 4 | Episode 9 | “New York” | Aired Aug 22, 2016

Guys, this was a rough episode of The Fosters (even though there were cute flashbacks). Half the kids are on drugs, Callie got dragged by Mike, a potential murderer is sitting outside the house, and the word “divorce” was uttered in the first five minutes. But at least Brandon’s starting to make good choices? Let’s recap.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' fan recap: 'BoJack Kills'

Season 3 | Episode 3 | “BoJack Kills” | Aired Jul 22

BoJack Horseman is a dark comedy, but as dark as the Netflix Original series is, viewers haven’t seen anything as dark as murder until “BoJack Kills.”

In this episode, BoJack and Diane find a dead whale named Nadia floating in the pool of BoJack’s old collaborator Mr. Cuddlywhiskers, and BoJack is arrested as the prime suspect. Diane was avoiding BoJack and told him she’d like to keep their relationship professional, but they find themselves entangled in a murder mystery — and someone’s framing BoJack. Diane discovers that Nadia’s cell phone had a text message that said, “BoJack is trying to kill me.”

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TV Families | EW.com
February 23, 1990 at 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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